Aamir Khan's best performances

  • Raakh - Raakh was Aamir's second film to hit theaters after the mega success of QSQT. And unlike the promotional thrust that was pumped in the release of QSQT, Raakh came and went without anyone noticing it. The film was a complete U turn for Aamir Khan after the melodrama of QSQT. Aamir played the role of a serious and subdued lover to perfection whose only motto in life is to take revenge for his girl friend's rape. Not many are aware that Raakh garnered three National Film Awards in 1989.
    Raakh - Raakh was Aamir's second film to hit theaters after the mega success of QSQT. And unlike the promotional thrust that was pumped in the release of QSQT, Raakh came and went without anyone noticing it. The film was a complete U turn for Aamir Khan after the melodrama of QSQT. Aamir played the role of a serious and subdued lover to perfection whose only motto in life is to take revenge for his girl friend's rape. Not many are aware that Raakh garnered three National Film Awards in 1989.
  • Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander - This was Aamir's summer of '92 and the film was loosely inspired from Hollywood's 'Breaking Away'. Aamir again defied the stereotypes and played the role of a college kid who when it concerns matter of hearts, connives and schemes devises to win over his sweetheart. Aamir Khan truly looked a perfectionist and with this sweet story won million of hearts in one stroke.
    Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander - This was Aamir's summer of '92 and the film was loosely inspired from Hollywood's 'Breaking Away'. Aamir again defied the stereotypes and played the role of a college kid who when it concerns matter of hearts, connives and schemes devises to win over his sweetheart. Aamir Khan truly looked a perfectionist and with this sweet story won million of hearts in one stroke.
  • Andaz Apna Apna - This film was declared a resounding flop when it hit theaters 20 years back but thanks to DVDs and CDs it has now safely made a place in the annals of Bollywood as a cult film. Before this film, Aamir was not know for his comic timing but AAA gave him a perfect platform to showcase his comic side. His repartee to Salman made perfect viewing.
    Andaz Apna Apna - This film was declared a resounding flop when it hit theaters 20 years back but thanks to DVDs and CDs it has now safely made a place in the annals of Bollywood as a cult film. Before this film, Aamir was not know for his comic timing but AAA gave him a perfect platform to showcase his comic side. His repartee to Salman made perfect viewing.
  • Rangeela - Rangeela was a trend setter in more than one ways. Aamir was doing this film after a streak of three flops. He could have easily played safe and resorted to a more tried and tested formula, instead he did the unthinkable and opted to play the role of a 'Tapori', both crass and ill mannered. Ramgopal Varma's vision made it a perfect film and Aamir's 'Bambaiya Tapori' act became a benchmark for such characters to come.
    Rangeela - Rangeela was a trend setter in more than one ways. Aamir was doing this film after a streak of three flops. He could have easily played safe and resorted to a more tried and tested formula, instead he did the unthinkable and opted to play the role of a 'Tapori', both crass and ill mannered. Ramgopal Varma's vision made it a perfect film and Aamir's 'Bambaiya Tapori' act became a benchmark for such characters to come.
  • Sarfarosh - Sarfarosh released at a time when Bollywood was still caught in its cliches and most of the Bollywood plot revolved around either family weddings or around lovers. Sarfarosh was a welcome change and it talked about cross border terrorism. Aamir in his role looked every inch an IPS officer. A role which was devoid of any glamour and was rooted in every day life. Sarfarosh was also one of the torchbearers of early Bollywood films which tried to show things as they are without the usual make up and mascara. The film gave signs of what was to be expected of Aamir in years to come.
    Sarfarosh - Sarfarosh released at a time when Bollywood was still caught in its cliches and most of the Bollywood plot revolved around either family weddings or around lovers. Sarfarosh was a welcome change and it talked about cross border terrorism. Aamir in his role looked every inch an IPS officer. A role which was devoid of any glamour and was rooted in every day life. Sarfarosh was also one of the torchbearers of early Bollywood films which tried to show things as they are without the usual make up and mascara. The film gave signs of what was to be expected of Aamir in years to come.
  • Lagaan - Similar to Three Idiots, this film too was rejected by Aamir Khan when Ashutosh Gowarikar had approached him for the film. In fact this was second rejection for Ashutosh, the initial choice of Bhuwan for Ashutosh was SRK. It was only after Aamir instructed the director to incorporate certain changes in the film that he agreed to come on board and the conviction was so much that he even agreed to produce the film. The less we say about this film the better. It's not everyday that an Indian film finds a place among top five foreign language films to be considered for an Oscar.
    Lagaan - Similar to Three Idiots, this film too was rejected by Aamir Khan when Ashutosh Gowarikar had approached him for the film. In fact this was second rejection for Ashutosh, the initial choice of Bhuwan for Ashutosh was SRK. It was only after Aamir instructed the director to incorporate certain changes in the film that he agreed to come on board and the conviction was so much that he even agreed to produce the film. The less we say about this film the better. It's not everyday that an Indian film finds a place among top five foreign language films to be considered for an Oscar.
  • Rang De Basanti - Aamir’s last film before RDB was The Rising - Mangal Pandey which was a mega failure at the box office. The perfectionist badly needed a hit. He also took the decision of not giving any interviews to any publication for the film. And to make matters worse, prior to RDB, three films whose plots centered around Bhagat Singh had released and all three turned out to be duds at the box office. RDB changed the fortune of everyone associated with the film. Aamir's portrayal DJ was again a departure from stereotyped Bollywood characters. His decision of being one among equals in a group of friends despite being a star was a masterstroke.
    Rang De Basanti - Aamir’s last film before RDB was The Rising - Mangal Pandey which was a mega failure at the box office. The perfectionist badly needed a hit. He also took the decision of not giving any interviews to any publication for the film. And to make matters worse, prior to RDB, three films whose plots centered around Bhagat Singh had released and all three turned out to be duds at the box office. RDB changed the fortune of everyone associated with the film. Aamir's portrayal DJ was again a departure from stereotyped Bollywood characters. His decision of being one among equals in a group of friends despite being a star was a masterstroke.
  • Taare Zameen Par - This was an unusual role and and an unusual subject by Bollywood standards. A film which talks about a disease called dyslexia and which marks the entry of the hero in the film post interval could only be dubbed as suicidal by Bollywood trade pundits. But this film proved everyone wrong. Aamir was so attached with this film that when he saw that his vision was not being matched by Amole Gupte (he was the one who was brought in initially to direct TZP), he took the harsh decision of taking in the reigns. Aamir gave his soul to the film and the character of Ram Shankar Nikhumbh became part of Bollywood folk lore.
    Taare Zameen Par - This was an unusual role and and an unusual subject by Bollywood standards. A film which talks about a disease called dyslexia and which marks the entry of the hero in the film post interval could only be dubbed as suicidal by Bollywood trade pundits. But this film proved everyone wrong. Aamir was so attached with this film that when he saw that his vision was not being matched by Amole Gupte (he was the one who was brought in initially to direct TZP), he took the harsh decision of taking in the reigns. Aamir gave his soul to the film and the character of Ram Shankar Nikhumbh became part of Bollywood folk lore.
  • Three Idiots - Not many are aware that Aamir had said NO to the role of Rancho when Raju Hirani had approached him for Three Idiots. 45 year-old Aamir was apprehensive of playing a 21 year college guy. But as they, the rest is history. Aamir's hard work and Hirani's vision helped Three Idiots become the first Hindi film to cross the 200 Cr barrier at the box office. Rancho's antics was loved by all and his college boy antics were ticked on all fronts by college goers.
    Three Idiots - Not many are aware that Aamir had said NO to the role of Rancho when Raju Hirani had approached him for Three Idiots. 45 year-old Aamir was apprehensive of playing a 21 year college guy. But as they, the rest is history. Aamir's hard work and Hirani's vision helped Three Idiots become the first Hindi film to cross the 200 Cr barrier at the box office. Rancho's antics was loved by all and his college boy antics were ticked on all fronts by college goers.
  • PK - PK could be considered to be a very difficult role for any actor. Showing on celluloid, mannerisms similar to aliens with eyes wide open and a language one is not conversant with, could be a challenge to any actor. But Aamir again passed the test with flying colors. His open detest towards award functions prevented him from not winning the best actor trophy at various functions.
    PK - PK could be considered to be a very difficult role for any actor. Showing on celluloid, mannerisms similar to aliens with eyes wide open and a language one is not conversant with, could be a challenge to any actor. But Aamir again passed the test with flying colors. His open detest towards award functions prevented him from not winning the best actor trophy at various functions.
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Raakh - Raakh was Aamir's second film to hit theaters after the mega success of QSQT. And unlike the promotional thrust that was pumped in the release of QSQT, Raakh came and went without anyone noticing it. The film was a complete U turn for Aamir Khan after the melodrama of QSQT. Aamir played the role of a serious and subdued lover to perfection whose only motto in life is to take revenge for his girl friend's rape. Not many are aware that Raakh garnered three National Film Awards in 1989.

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